Saturday, February 9, 2008

Contest time!

OK gang, in an attempt to get my butt into the "yarn supply closet" to reorganize, and actually post some of my stash on Ravelry, I have devised a little contest.

You must guess how many total meters of Rowan and RYC yarn I have in my posession. (I must admit, I'm more than just a little afraid to find out exactly how much I do have.)

Here are a few hints that may help you out a bit;
  • Rowan and RYC yarns are some of my favorites!
  • I usually buy my yarn by the bag.
  • I try to get enough of one color to make a 2XLT sweater.
  • If I like the yarn, (or the sale is really good), I'll buy more than one color.
  • Most of my Rowan / RYC yarn is aran - chunky weight.
  • In one of my earlier posts, there is a photo of my yarn closet. (not all of my yarn is visible in the photo )

At this very moment I have absolutely NO idea how many meters of yarn I have. I am off work the week of February 18 - 22, and will post results on Friday, February 22nd. Cut off for posting guesses will be midnight, Thursday, February 21st. Whoever comes closest, without going over, will win a full bag of Rowan yarn. If your guess is within 500 meters, I'll make it two full bags. (type and color to be determined while I am taking inventory.)

Have fun, and good luck!

62 comments:

Joanne, your Denver knitting buddy said...

Okay, I'll make a guess....
5280 meters.

By the way, Rowan is my favorite yarn too, and has been since I first saw it in the late 80s. Seeing the mill and taking a class there is on my "to do" list someday.

Hope all is well.

Knit Witch said...

OK - I'll say 5,800.

trek said...

I'm in with 10,200 meters.

Elaine said...

Yeesh. This is serious (notice I didn't use the word pathology in the sentence :-) ) Amazing.

I'll go with 10,000 meters.

The Bon said...

I'm going to guess 15,000 meters

Robin said...

Okay, my guess is 10,287!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'll say 20 000 meters. Cheers and happy knitting.

Laure in Liege, Belgium

Kathleen C. said...

I went back and re-looked at that stash photo... you *do* have a lot of yarn! I'm thinking that the total amount of yarn you have might be close to 50,000 meters so if the Rowan and RYC are your favorites and they make up maybe a little over half the total... I'll guess 35,000m.
Boy, that's a lot more than everyone else has guessed so far...

Dove Knits said...

I will guess 160,380 meters!

Jen C said...

guess is 38,000m

allergicmom said...

It's probably around 1500m for one sweater, and I'll bet that you've got at least 10-15 sweaters-worth hanging around, if you're wanting to give away up to two bags! So I'll guess 28,000 meters ...

Jersey Jessie said...

I'm guessing 44,444 meters. I guess I really like the number 4!

Jackie said...

As a beginning knitter, I have stash envy in a serious way!

I'll guess 54,321.

Ruby said...

Pretty impressive stash!

My guess would be 42,500 meters.

Turtle said...

Hmmm, a tough one! But i will guess 24,300 meters! (a bit jealous here of such a great stash!)

tripletsmom said...

I'll guess 36,900 meters!

Turtle said...

ok, i would like to change my guess. I just relooked over the pic of your stash....i a thinking 68,000 meters.

LaVerna said...

Wow.That is some stash.I am going to say 18,500 meters.

Sharon Rose said...

60,000. Nice round number. :)

Breien in Lansingerland said...

LOL! I'm going to be 41 on the 21st... so my guess is 41.000 meters

Elaine said...

Do we get to change guesses? I'm embarrassed to admit I made a serious error and didn't preview my answer.

It was supposed to be 39,000 meters.
Final answer!

monica said...

I'm guessing 23,000 meters. Whew! That's a lot!

Gillian said...

Hmm...very tricky...I'm guessing 28,540 meters.

*here's hoping*

Anonymous said...

My guess is 31,607 meters.

-Magicat

Janice said...

I'm guessing 39,219.

Cynthia A. said...

Oh, I'll guess 43,000.

Yasmin said...

Oh Boy! Thats more than all the yarn available in this whole country!!! Jokes apart...if you think kidding! I'd guess about 4800 meters

katey said...

I'm guessing 97,000 meters.

Can't wait for the answer!

Rachel O said...

I'll try 33,000 meters. Yeesh that's a lot of yarn!

Miss T said...

I'll say 75,013 meters. :o) Happy Knitting!

purple-power said...

I have to show the closet photo to my husband - he thinks my stash is out of control.

I'll go with 29,000 meters

blogless in NJ said...

I can't imagine. I assume not ALL of the yarn in the photo is Rowan or RYC so ...

I'll go with 11,225 meters.

Lucette said...

I did take a look at the photo and will venture a guess

60,500 metres

that is a lot of sweaters.

Knits4Bears said...

I have even had a peek into the yarn stash... it was over a year ago, so I know you've added some since then... I'm going to guess 77,000

Knit Witch said...

OMG - I seriously low-balled!!!!

You didn't post if we are allowed to make multiple guesses!

happy2knit said...

Great game!! I'll go with 76,488 (ha ha ha!!)

z's momma said...

I guess 82601 meters.

Beth said...

Well, you're ending this on my birthday (Feb. 21st ROCKS!), so my guess for no other reason is 21,000 meters...

Kimothy Jones said...

37,350 is my uber random guess XD

Kim
http://fleeceofheroes.wordpress.com

Josiane said...

My totally clueless guess would be 74,000 meters.

Dipsy Doodle said...

Wow! Well, I'm guessing 7600 meters!

Phyl said...

What a contest THIS is!
Ok, my guess 68,466 meters. I'm very anxious to see just how much Rowan you really DO have!

* Phyllis*

Knit Witch said...

OK - final answer for me is 56,350.

Debbie said...

My guess is 14,420

Can't wait to find out that actual number.

squiggi said...

25,000
just like leagues under the sea!
Seems like a nice round number

Kenyetta said...

I am going to guess 15,120 meters!

The Chickengoddess said...

My guess is an insane 105,782 meters. I am an optimist if nothing else.
~:>

brownbear said...

My guess is 8,600 meters.

Claudia said...

OK, I am at the AKG Mountain retreat - they have wireless - we had two bottles of red wine (yes, I finished the second one after you went to bed, bad me...) and my uneducated guess is 66,600.

Anonymous said...

I will guess 43,228 meters :)

Elizabeth
asanteyaa@yahoo.com

Nell said...

Hello up there on the Mountain!
I'm afraid it will be very quiet @ Knitch tomorrow.
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful time.

I have to venture a guess on the Rowan/RYC stash....86,753

See you next week.

The Yarn Doctor said...

Ok...my guess is 4880 meters....

Katie O said...

24,942 meters... wow that's a lot of yarn!

Wendy said...

Ok my guess is going to be 21,904 meters.....My guess is my daughters birthday.....Let's see if it pays off again.

Jenny Girl said...

OMG! I am breathless at seeing that gihugic stash.
My guess will be 117,000 meters.

Mind you I see metric, I get dizzy. But I really did try to be scientific about it :) Kind of at least.

Your blog is cute, btw.

Aster said...

43500 meters? Hehe, I need some of that stuff. :)

ikkinlala said...

I'll guess 18,658 metres.

Anonymous said...

I think 69,000 meters, Bert from friday night knitting

EJ said...

Here goes - 29,988 meters - that's a lot of yarn isn't it!

Diana T. said...

Okay Steve, my random number pick is:
46,000 meters.

innermonologues said...

Final guess:
35,200 meters

StuartWS said...

I'll try for an upper end guess at 93,330